Twitter founder's account hacked as racist tweets posted

Twitter says it is investigating after the company’s chief executive Jack Dorsey had his account hacked and racist tweets were posted.

A flurry of offensive messages including racial slurs were posted on Dorsey’s Twitter page, which has 4.2 million followers, on Friday evening.

A Twitter spokesman said: “We’re aware that @jack was compromised and investigating what happened.”

Image: Several offensive tweets were posted

The offensive tweets – which included false reports of a bomb threat at Twitter HQ – were quickly deleted.

It comes a month after the Metropolitan Police lost control of their media accounts when a series of bizarre messages appeared on the force’s Twitter feed.

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